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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL STATUS REPORT: CARLOS GOMEZ OUTFIELDER TEXAS RANGERS

While the most recent story on Texas Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez was a bit concerning due to the veteran injuring his shoulder on a slide into third base during an exhibition game Tuesday, the bigger theme here centers on the big spring performance the former first round fantasy baseball star has had.  In terms of the injury, team brass have said they think Gomez will be fine and it sounded like a precautionary deal.  Tests will be performed but it seems like Gomez avoided disaster.  On the hitting front, Gomez has been terrific this spring as the triple he hit that led into the injury raised his exhibition average to a scorching .344 to go with 3 home runs and 9 RBI.  Gomez has hit with authority from the jump in spring training and it continues the very good work he did with the Rangers during the second half of last season after he washed out in Houston with the Astros so badly that it led to his release.  Still quite young at the age of 31, Gomez was talked up by this peanut stand as a comeback player for 2017 fantasy baseball given both his ballpark and the fact he was finally healthy after battling stubborn injuries the last few seasons.  It was likely those injuries led to the abysmal numbers Gomez put up in 2015 and the first half of 2016 that led to the release but it seemed like he was back to his old self as a big fantasy baseball help once he latched on with the Rangers during the second half as he batted .284 with 8 home runs in just 33 games.  The Rangers liked what they saw enough that they brought Gomez back in free agency and he has done nothing but hit since.  So again what we have here is a healthy and still young player who is operating in one of the best offensive parks in baseball and whose power is still very much in play given what we have seen.  Gomez also still picked up 18 stolen bases last season so his legs are working just fine as long as he is healthy.  As long as the shoulder checks out, Gomez should be drafted in the middle rounds as a nice comeback and rare veteran upside play.

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